Faux Cement Recycled Jars

Lately I've been doing a lot of creating with painting techniques. I love recycling glass jars into something unique. Today I'm turning a glass jar from the kitchen into a beautiful cement vase. 

cement looking pot with twine

You may remember if you're following along that I recently tiled the backsplash in my kitchen. 

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Not the whole backsplash but the area behind my stove. 

I took the easy way out and used a product that was both a pre-mixed adhesive and a grout. 

tile adhesive and grout

There was a little leftover and if you know me you know that I don't let anything go to waste. 

I was not about to throw away the 1/2 a cup of grout that was left in the container. 

I decided to do a little experiment with it. 

I've done several projects using powdered grout mixed with paint. 

But what about the pre-mixed kind? 

Would that work as well?  Let's give it a try! 

I smeared the pre-mixed adhesive grout onto a recycled glass jar. 

white cement grout pottery

I pressed a piece of wire screening around the jar into the grout to give it texture. 

cement jar with wire design

Cement jar with grey paint in workshop

I let the jar dry overnight, then painted the grout with a light grey craft paint. 

cement planter with twine tie

I tied a length of jute twine around the top of the jar. 

grey cement vase for flowers

Now the jar was ready to fill with greens and add to my early spring mantel. 

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Take a look at the cement candle holders we made a few years ago. 

cement planter with lavender

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cement planter filled with lavender


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .